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 Post subject: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:18 pm 
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Seen on the Mahonie loop (near Punda Maria) on 15 October. Sorry for the poor quality - it was quite far off and restless, so I only managed a snapshot.

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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What a special bird, well spotted! :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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One of the highlights for our group during the 2007 KNP Birding weekend. Spotted one on the Klopperfontein Road not to far after turning of the tar near Punda.

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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Lets hope you bring that luck with you next year, I would love to get this tick :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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Was lucky enough to see one in a Mopanie tree next to the entrance gate at Sirheni in 2005 :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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We usually stop at the short inlet about 10km in on the Mahonie loop, driving clockwise, for early morning coffee. During one such stop on our January 2012 trip we were entertained by a couple of these birds. There were 3 of them in the tree just before I took this photo. We also saw one leucistic bird in the tree right next to the car but unfortunately it flew off before I could get any shot off. Not the greatest but I was very happy to get some record shots.
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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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Nice sightings Wildtuinman!
If you live in Pretoria you can go and try to spot this species at Groenkloof Nature Reserve! There is one that has been seen there for a few days now. Only one in a long line of strange and seemingly out of range sightings at the same reserve for the last 12 months...

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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Thanks Ifubesi, this is the bird. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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Groenkloof - 15 October 2013

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 Post subject: Re: Cuckooshrike: White-breasted
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The same Groenkloof bird :D

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